SuSE 10 Security Update : Xorg (ZYPP Patch Number 7126)

High Nessus Plugin ID 49934


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


The X.Org X11 Server was updated to fix several bugs and 2 security issues :

- This fix adds a workaround for overlapping stacks and heaps in case of OOM conditions.This workaround is necessary if the kernel is not properly adding guard or gap-pages below the stack. (CVE-2010-2240)

- The fbComposite function in fbpict.c in the Render extension in the X server in X.Org X11R7.1 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and daemon crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted request, related to an incorrect macro definition. (CVE-2010-1166)

Non-Security Bugs fixed :

- Fix some shortcomings in the Xdmcp implementation. It used to suppress loopback addresses from the list of potential display addresses to report to xdm, even when talking to xdm through a loopback address. Now only display addresses of the same kind as the xdm connection are reported to xdm.

- This most notably helps Xvnc servers contacting the local xdm, because they were severely affected by the suppression of


Apply ZYPP patch number 7126.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 49934

File Name: suse_xorg-x11-Xvnc-7126.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/10/11

Modified: 2012/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2010/08/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1166, CVE-2010-2240